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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio to parents who were enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began writing stories and verse when he was a child. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper, and served as president of his high school's literary society... Read More

BornJune 27, 1872
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
DiedFebruary 9, 1906 (aged 33)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
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